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Ghanaians Urged To Consume Organic Foods

The Chief Executive Officer of Penorish Farms and Food Processing Limited, Mr. Edmund Arthur has underscored the importance of organic foods to the general public.

According to him, Ghanaians should cultivate the habit of going organic since it has a lot of health benefits which the human body needs in order to stay healthy.

In 2015 government launched its own “Ghana Green Label’ certification, a national Scheme that reassures consumers of the safety and environmental sustainability of fruits and vegetables.

However, there is no national Standard for Organic Certification.

The Chief Executive Officer who also doubles as a Food Scientist at the Amedilab Diagnostic Center said the demand for organic foods has increased progressively, a development he ascribed to its health benefits.

Mr. Arthur who made the remarks during the Food Safety, Nutrition and Hygiene segment of the Rite Morning Ride observed that the trace of agricultural chemicals in conventional foods has led to the increased demand for organic foods.

He noted that organic foods contain antioxidants which are good for the human system.

He also explained that taking in organic foods makes the consumer fresh and vibrant, gives a sharp brain and has numerous environmental benefits which it contributes to the human system.

Mr. Edmund Arthur therefore urged Ghanaians to cultivate the habit of growing and consuming organic food. In relation to that, he also encouraged individuals to cultivate a backyard garden in one way or other.

Organic foods are very expensive to buy because it demands more effort to be applied on the farm.

Consumers Education about organic foods provided by institutions like the FDA and the EU is encouraging this growth in demand.

The demand for organic foods is on a rise in Ghana as Food Safety is a priority with more and more consumers on the African nation – ‘BE SURE OF WHAT YOU EAT.’

Source: Rita Nkansah/www.ritefmonline.org/rnkansah12@gmail.com

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